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Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in business# awarded by a recognised tertiary institution;

  • A non-business Bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution plus evidence of completion of fundamental business course(s) deemed acceptable by the School of Accounting and Finance (AF) of PolyU.


Applicants who possess professional designations [i.e., HKICPA, ACCA or CPA (Australia) membership] with substantial professional experience or Master of Corporate Governance (MCG) from PolyU will be granted a transfer of a maximum of 18 credits, enabling them to complete the MPA award within ONE year on a part-time basis.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


Fundamental business courses are normally offered for local applicants only.


# Applicants who have completed courses in Financial Accounting, Economics, Business Law, Statistics, Management and Marketing are deemed to be business degree holders.

Mode of Study & Duration

Mode of study: Mixed-mode

Students can pursue their studies in either a full-time stream (MAF/PAF) or part-time stream (MAE/PAP). In general, one daytime/evening class per week will be scheduled for each subject over a regular 13-week semester and two daytime/evening classes per week over a 7-week Summer Term.



Students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1 year and part-time in 2 years.

Students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1 year and part-time in 1.5 years.



Fee for 2023/24 intake

MPA (36 credits)

The tuition fee is HK$302,400 per programme.

PgDPA (21 credits)

The tuition fee is HK$176,400 per programme.



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We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Suitable candidates may be invited for interviews.

From late September to April of each year. Please refer to Study@PolyU website for the application deadlines of individual programmes.


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